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Covid19 Webinars Series, Resources, and Recovery


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DPOB is here to cut through the Covid-Confusion with weekly webinars featuring the latest news and guidelines, links to resources, and recovery and advocacy assistance.

Join us on Tuesdays at 9am for live webinars with the latest and most useful information available from Councilman Eric Costello, Downtown Partnership CEO, Shelonda Stokes, and a variety of elected officials and business leaders who are guiding us through the pandemic recovery.


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2021 DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD WEBINARS


DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: January 12, 9AM
Join us for a conversation with City Council President, Nick Mosby.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: January 19, 9AM
Join us for a town hall with U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen to hear about the latest congress covid recovery plan, and how that effect Baltimore businesses and residents.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: January 26, 9AM
Join us for a conversation with the Mayor Brandon M. Scott.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: Feb. 9th
We'll be joined by Mercy Health Services CEO, Dr. David Maine, for a discussion surrounding COVID vaccine distribution, and how Downtown Baltimore institutions, like Mercy, are leading the response to this global pandemic.
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: March 9th
Fearless Founder and CEO, Delali Dzirasa
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DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: April 27th
State Senator Bill Ferguson will join us to wrap up the legislative session and answer you questions about Downtown specific projects that are making headlines.
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2020 DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD WEBINARS


DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: MAY 5
The first webinar in the series covers changes to City services, updates on Downtown Partnership's operations, and legislative updates from State Senator Bill Ferguson. View Webinar

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: MAY 12, 9AM
US Senator Chris Van Hollen, Councilman Eric Costello, and Shelonda Stokes. View Webinar

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: MAY 19, 9AM
Updates from State Senator Antonio Hayes who represents the 40th District. View Webinar

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: MAY 26, 9AM
Delegate Brooke Lierman who represents the 46th District, Donna Sawyer, CEO of Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, and Nicholas Cohen, Executive Director, Maryland Citizens for the Arts.View Webinar

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: MAY 28, 1PM
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin. View Webinar

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: June 9, 9AM
Onahlea Shimunek from Lord Baltimore Hotel, Juan Webster from Sagamore Pendry, and Jay Coldren from Streetsense discussed the hospitality industry's adjustment to Covid19. View Webinar

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: June 16, 9AM
Police Commissioner Michael S. Harrison and Ray C. Kelly, Community Liaison for Baltimore’s Consent Decree Monitoring Team.View Webinar

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: June 23, 9AM
Jennifer Grondahl, Senior Vice President, Community Development & Communications from the Baltimore Orioles. View Webinar

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: June 30, 9AM
Hear from Downtown Partnership's new President, Shelonda Stokes as we release the 2019 State of Downtown Report and 2020 Economic Impact of Covid report, alongside guests from Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. This webinar was presented by Gallagher, Evelius, Jones. View Now

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: July 7, 9AM
Terry Cotten from Southern Management, Jeff Clary from Grander Capital Partners, LLC, and Louis J. Kousouris, III, from Artemis Properties, Inc. discuss the real estate industry adjustments to Covid19.View Webinar

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: July 14, 9AM
Colin Tarbert, CEO of Baltimore Development Corporation and Jennifer Goold, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Design Center discussed the importance of increasing outdoor spaces in Baltimore neighborhoods. View Webinar

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: July 21, 9AM
Robin Silver from Miles & Stockbridge; Justin A. Williams from Rosenberg, Martin, Greenberg; and Steve Metzger from Gallagher, Evelius & Jones. View Webinar

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: July 28, 9AM
Special guests discuss black enterprise: Frances Toni Draper, CEO and Publisher at AFRO, Natalie Karyl, Owner & Designer at Doll House Boutique, and Tony Randall, Managing Partner at Next Phaze Cafe. View Webinar

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: August 11, 9AM
Guests from the University of Maryland, Baltimore including Dr. Bruce Jarrell, Interim President, Gia Grier McGinnis, Executive Director of UMB CURE, and Bronwyn Mayden, Executive Director of Promise Heights, UMB School of Social Work. View Webinar

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: August 18, 9AM
Q&A with Baltimore City Health Commissioner, Dr. Letitia Dzirasa.View Webinar

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: August 25, 9AM
Dick Cass, President of the Baltimore Ravens. View Webinar

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: September 1, 9AM
Al Hutchinson, President & CEO of Visit Baltimore talks about the state of tourism. View Webinar

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: September 15, 9AM
HR Strategy Group help us understand changes in federal law and leave policies under the Family First Coronavirus Response Act, and tips to help businesses and employees manage the new normal. View Webinar

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: October 6, 9AM
Dr. Sonja Santelises, CEO of Baltimore City Schools since 2016. View Webinar

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: October 20, 9AM
U.S. Representative for Maryland's 3rd congressional district, John Sarbanes. View Now

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: October 27, 9AM
Eric Reed, Vice President of Entertainment & Tech Policy for Verizon, talks 5G coming to Baltimore and ways Verizon has adjusted to covid19. View Now

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: November 10, 9AM
Restaurant and small business recovery programs with Augie Chiasera, President, Greater Baltimore / Chesapeake Regions · ‎M&T Bank and Colin Tarbert, CEO of Baltimore Development Corporation. View Now

DOWNTOWN DOWNLOAD: December 15, 9AM
Deep dive on the Super Block project and a year end recap of 2020 Downtown development updates. View Now



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COVID Recovery Resources

Time-Limited Grant and Loan Opportunities Updated on of 1/20/2021

Energizing Small Business Grant (Baltimore Gas & Electric)
Max Grant: $20,000 | Deadline: March 3, 2021 | Learn More

Food and Beverage Investment Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans (James Beard Foundation)
Max Grant: $15,000 | Deadline: January 22, 2021 | Learn More

Second Draw Paycheck Protection Program (US Small Business Administration)
Max Loan: $250,000 | Deadline: March 31, 2021 | Learn More

Ongoing Grant Opportunities


Façade Improvement Program (Downtown Partnership of Baltimore) - more
Façade Improvement Grant (Baltimore Development Corporation)- more
TechConnect (Downtown Partnership of Baltimore)- more
Maryland Industrial Partnership (Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute)- more
ExportMD Program (Maryland Office of International Investment and Trade)- more
Partnership for Workforce Quality (Maryland Department of Commerce)- more
Amber Grant (Amber Foundation)- more
Baltimore Virtual Tip Jar- more

Ongoing Loan Opportunities

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (US Small Business Administration) - more
Small Business Loan (Baltimore Community Lending) - more
Business Loan (Harbor Bank) - more
Entrepreneurs of Color Fund (Latino Economic Development Center) - more
Micro and Business Loan (Maryland Capital Enterprises) - more
Neighborhood BusinessWorks Loan (MD Department of Housing and Community Development) - more

Ongoing Crowdfunding Opportunities


Kiva - more
WeFunder - more
Honeycomb Crowdfunded Small Business Relief Loan - more